Category Archives: vRealize Orchestrator

Executing workflows and actions with the o11n-gateway-service API

o11n-gateway-service API The Orchestration Gateway Service API (or o11n-gateway-service) was introduced in vRA 7.1 and provides a gateway to the vRO instance that is registered with vRA. It enables us to interact with vRO elements such as workflows and actions without the need to make external authenticated API requests. The documentation that exists for this API […]

Programatically exporting vRO packages to source

I’ve been meaning to get this post done for ages but kept forgetting. Ten points to Tim Hynes for reminding me get on with it. So at the moment the vRO REST API doesn’t support exporting packages to a folder. However there are a few ways to programatically achieve this. One way is to use […]

Reset the password of a local vRA user principal with vRO

A question that I frequently see popping up is “How can I reset the password of local user in vRA?“. A while back I blogged about how to achive this with PowervRA and Set-vRAUserPrincipal. However that might not be applicable to every situation. An alternative solution could be to use a vRO workflow. The workflow could […]

Retrieving the email address of a vRA user principal via vRO

If you don’t have access to Active Directory via the vRO plugin retrieving information about a certain user can be tricky. Here is a quick example showing how to retrieve an email address from a vRA user principal with vRO. Obviously assuming that you have chosen to sync the attribute in your directory configuration.

PowervRO – vRealize Orchestrator PowerShell Toolkit

PowervRO aims to simplify interacting with vRO from the command line by providing a library of functions to help you do things like execute workflows and actions or import resources. Release 1.0.0 includes 59 functions covering a number of services exposed by the API. Currently we support: Actions-service Category-service Packages-service Plugin-service Resource-service Service-descriptor-service User-service Workflow-run-service Workflow-service If […]